byStanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources
This video provides a tour of Stanford University Libraries' Special Collections Virtual Archives. This Virtual Archive is a very small but growing subset of their deep storage facility replicated in Second Life. For the first time scholars from around the world and the casual Second Life passersby can walk through Stanford's closed stacks and browse some of their manuscript collections. In Real Life this access is restricted to Special Collections staff only. This video shows how to navigate... Topics: Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources, Second Life, Linden Lab,...
This video, captured by Jonas Karlsson of the Xerox Innovation Group, documents an open house held on 31 July 2009 by the Stanford University Libraries in Second Life. Here is the text of the invitation to the Open House, by Mattie Taormina in the Stanford University Libraries, Dept. of Special Collections: "Colleagues, Have you heard about virtual worlds? Ever wonder what how they might be used in the world of archives and special collections? Come find out at Stanford University's... Topics: Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources, Second Life, Linden Lab,...